Music in Media

Trailer Music Talk / Using Huge Songs to Hype Up a Remake

by Emily Weber

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credits: Warner Brothers Pictures

In a world…[say it in a deep trailer voiceover voice]…where re-makes, sequels and endless Batman movies dominate, there is ONE hero…His name is [dramatic pause] Arthur.

APRIL FOOLS!

Its springtime, the weather’s nice, I’m feeling feisty and what better way to get my silly ON than to talk about great music in a fun trailer for what looks like a very bad movie remake.
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Paper Crane Collective / Pitching Music for Film & TV (Tips from a Gatekeeper)

I’ve had the bits and pieces of this post rattling around in my brain for quite some time now, so when Tsuru alerted the Paper Crane Collective that he may not be able to post today due to an alleged “road trip” for a so-called “fashion show,” I figured now might be the right time to unleash it (in all seriousness though, he and Tsurubride are both rockstars, I’m happy to help).  It was posted on PCC on Friday, and now I’m bringing it to TA.

When I’m not blogging, I spend most of my time in a cubicle where I work in TV music at a studio.  I also music supervise the occasional project on the side when people want me.  A good part of my job is keeping track of the flood of music submissions that come to my boss and I from all over – independent artists, major labels, indie labels, publishers, agents, managers, pitching agencies and the occasional publicist.  Having been in this role for a solid two and half years now, I’ve spoken to a lot of folks on the phone who don’t know that it’s unprofessional to send a handwritten letter with a chicken scratch title written on the CD in sharpie, or have no idea what yousendit is.  Based on my experiences there are a few things I believe every artist should be aware of in order to come off educated, to protect their own music, and give their tunes the best shot of getting licensed.
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Ad Sounds / Introduction and The Heavy for Aria Hotel

by Ezra Remer

The Heavy

Hello all!

First off, I want to say I am super stoked to start contributing to Tadpole Audio. In these posts I plan to share my musical taste in relation to advertisements.  I’ll be posting ads that use the latest in music as well as diving into the vast sea that is YoutTube in order to dig up some older ads that use killer tunes.  Now, on to my first post…
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Trailer Music Talk / Introduction & Sucker Punch

By Emily Weber

First of all, I am honored and privileged to be a Tadpole Audio contributing writer and this will be the first of many excitable ramblings about the crazy world of trailer music.

Yup! I said it: Trailer Music.  I bet you forget about those little, fast-moving, event-of-the-year mini-movie previews that sum up the best parts of an upcoming movie release.  Whether you are a person who works in the “Movie Trailer Industry” (wait, what?  There’s an INDUSTRY?  Yea, I’ll get to that…), or a musician/composer who is wondering how to get their music into a trailer, or just a regular fan of movies, and you get to the theatre on time so you don’t miss the previews, I think a fun monthly discussion about the music that is IN the trailers you see and the music that has YET to be heard in a trailer, will be a fun thing to talk about.

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Film / Your Music in Media Guide to the 83rd Annual Academy Awards

Finally we are coming to the grand finale of awards season, the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.  If you’ve been following Tadpole Audio’s essential award season coverage, you’ll notice that like the Best Picture or Best Actress nominees, most of the below contenders for the music in film awards have appeared over and over again – at the Globes, Grammys, and consequently on this blog.  Chances are you’ve all gone out and seen the movies by now too, so if you didn’t listen to score selections or original songs on this site, you still pretty much know what I’m talking about.  Just in case you are still hungry for more:

There are still some surprise appearances though, so read on to check those out, plus Tadpole Audio’s thoughts, predictions, hopes and dreams for the big night.

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